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Modern Design Amsterdam: Cheese Factory

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel
Modern Design Amsterdam: Cheese Factory

Okay so the name is a…ahem…cheesy, and yes, they do indeed sell a lot of cheese, but we couldn’t believe our eyes when we stumbled across this surprisingly modern interior near the old city center of Amsterdam. They went a little heavy-handed with the whole yellow = cheese concept, but — Continue reading

Design Love: the new Hôtel Droog

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects
Design Love: the new Hôtel Droog

We fell in love today. A sprawling, welcoming, former 17th century textile guild, with white walls, sparse but meaningful architectural details, tall ceilings and beautiful, big windows letting Dutch sunshine in, the physical space wasn’t what stole our heart: It was the amazing  hip, very modern hotel/store/gallery/garden/cafe/more known as Hôtel Droog, officially opened — Continue reading

2Modern’s in Europe!

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2Modern’s in Europe!

Your intrepid 2Modern Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Breaux is in Europe for a couple of weeks to take thousands of photos of architectural details, get lost and eat as much chocolate and croissants as she can! We’re blogging about modern design as we explore Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin, and we’ll post about — Continue reading

Modern Architecture: Centrale Bibliotheek

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Modern Architecture: Centrale Bibliotheek

More information at the Amsterdam public library website. Images: Adrienne Breaux

Renzo Piano’s Science Center NEMO

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Renzo Piano’s Science Center NEMO

From wikipedia: “Science Center NEMO is a science center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions and is the largest science center in the Netherlands. It attracts — Continue reading

Dutch Design Details Part 1

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Dutch Design Details Part 1

Hello from Holland! In doing some research for this post, I realized I missed a heckuva lotta amazing architectural landmarks walking around Amsterdam today. But that’s okay; I’ll get to them tomorrow. Today was all about absorbing architecture around Amsterdam. Getting to know the feel of the design of the — Continue reading

Photos: Dwell and NY Mag’s City Modern Event

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Photos: Dwell and NY Mag’s City Modern Event

Our blog correspondent and Instagram extraordinaire Promila Shastri is at Dwell Magazine and New York Magazine’s cool New York design-focused event City Modern, and she’s been snapping shots from within artist and maker studios in Brooklyn. On the tour this year have been cool creative spaces by lots of Brooklyn — Continue reading

2Modern Goes to Europe!

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2Modern Goes to Europe!

Great news! Your intrepid 2Modern Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Breaux is headed to Europe for a couple of weeks to take thousands of photos of architectural details, get lost and eat as much chocolate and croissants as she can! And do you know what that means? You’ll get to come along, too! — Continue reading

This is a Video of a Burrito in San Francisco

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This is a Video of a Burrito in San Francisco

Bold Rush from The Bold Italic on Vimeo. Just too cute to not post. “The Bold Italic is going on a West Coast tour Sept 28-Oct 7. Before we leave, we asked our ambassador, The Bold Burrito, to stop by her favorite spots in SF and pick up some souvenirs — Continue reading

Suzanne Koett’s Vision/Version of East Austin

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Suzanne Koett’s Vision/Version of East Austin

East Austin was recently in the news for making it on the Forbes list of America’s Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods. Whether they are deserving or not is hardly the point. We just wanted an excuse to post a few photos from talented Austin photographer Suzanne Koett, who we have featured on the blog — Continue reading

City Modern: A Celebration of New York Design

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City Modern: A Celebration of New York Design

What other city out there inspires such soul-tingling love for design than New York City? The brilliant ideas and designs that come out of the Big Apple should always be celebrated, but for all of next week this celebration of NYC design and designers will be focused and concentrated in — Continue reading

Vid: The Junk King’s Cathedral of Junk

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Vid: The Junk King’s Cathedral of Junk

Does beautiful architecture have to be made out of fancy, smooth materials? Does it have to have a plan? Does it have to have been designed by an architect? One of our favorite places on earth is this place called The Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas. In the backyard — Continue reading

Air Stream Architecture (Dreams)

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Air Stream Architecture (Dreams)

Spotted this shiny little marvel on the blog Tiny House Swoon. It’s true, “modern” doesn’t quite apply to this tiny little home, but man that view! Love how the views from the windows look fake they’re so fabulous. And also love that there are actually some modern elements to the — Continue reading

Make Someone Happy Today

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Make Someone Happy Today

` Joy Deangdeelert Cho, graphic designer, blogger, author and food enthusiast and the cutest person on the planet ever (only to be partially eclipsed by her adorable baby daughter), of the great blog Oh Joy! has started a new web series called “Make Someone Happy.” Once or twice a month — Continue reading

Cool Idea: Brooklyn Museum’s GO

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Cool Idea: Brooklyn Museum’s GO

“GO is a community-curated open studio project. On September 8–9, 2012, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, artists across Brooklyn will open their studio doors, so that you can decide who will be featured in an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. During GO, Brooklyn-based artists are asked to open their studios — Continue reading

5 Unusual Sheds and Shelters

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5 Unusual Sheds and Shelters

If you need a new shed or outdoor attraction for your garden this season, take inspiration from some of the greatest sheds and shelters that the web has to offer. From multiple stories to animal shapes, some people really know how to shelter in style… The Teapot Dome The Teapot — Continue reading

Art for Change: Ballroom Marfa’s Carbon 13

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Art for Change: Ballroom Marfa’s Carbon 13

Wham bam! How about a Texas-based art show that aims to create a little dialogue about something that affects us all, the environment? The 2012 Marfa Dialogues are kicking off on Friday, August 31 with the opening of Carbon 13, Ballroom Marfa’s fall 2012 exhibition that will see newly commissioned — Continue reading

Shop- All That Is Solid

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Uncategorized
Shop- All That Is Solid

When seeing a beautiful store-front like this particular one, it always gives me the bug to open up my own shop.  Imagine how much inspiration you would receive walking into a place like this every day! ‘All that is solid’ is a new multi-purpose space, recently opened on Osborne Street — Continue reading

Ramona Flume’s View of Norway

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Ramona Flume’s View of Norway

Self-professed writer and adventurer Ramona Flume is also quite the photographer, recently snapping some photographs of Norway so tantalizing that we’re looking up airline tickets right this moment. Capturing the fierce natural spirit of this beautiful country, she also does a stand-up job of snapping both traditional and modern architecture, — Continue reading

Kenguru Wheelchair-Accessible Electric Vehicle

Categories: Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Kenguru Wheelchair-Accessible Electric Vehicle

Yay technology! Absolutely bowled over by the Kenguru, an electric vehicle made specifically for those in wheelchairs. Instead of having to spend tons of money outfitting today’s cars with the tools necessary for someone in a wheelchair to get into the vehicle and then operate it, someone can now roll straight — Continue reading